Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

Interchange Improvements

The Illinois Tollway has scheduled work to resurface and rebuild ramps and bridges at two interchanges on I-88 at Illinois Route 56 and Orchard Road.

The interchange improvements are needed to extend the life of the ramps and bridges and improve travel in the area.

Construction is scheduled to begin in March with the majority of work complete by the end of 2019.

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ILLINOIS ROUTE 56 INTERCHANGE

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ORCHARD ROAD INTERCHANGE

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Construction Update (6/13/19)

On the ramps connecting Illinois Route 56 to eastbound I-88 and westbound I-88 to Illinois Route 56 traffic is reduced to one lane and shifted. Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration through summer.

Please check the Daily Construction Alert for up-to-date closure information.

Customer Impacts

Ramp and bridge work will require closures and detours to safely accommodate construction and will allow the work to be completed in half the time.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to scheduled lane closures, traffic patterns and work zone speed limits. 

At Orchard Road, weekend-long ramp closures will be needed to complete work. Detours will be posted.

Purpose

The I-88 interchanges are being rehabilitated to continue to provide convenient access to local communities and support economic opportunities. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

Building Green

The Tollway is committed to “Building Green” and minimizing the environmental impact of construction by reducing, recycling and reusing materials. 

Work Zone Safety

The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring that the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) remain safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of the agency’s overall commitment to roadway safety.

A 45 mph work zone speed limit will be in effect on I-88 throughout the repair project.  

Visit the Tollway's Work Zone Safety page.